UNSMIL welcomes unanimous vote on Libya’s constitution

the CDA posted an amended version of the Libyan constitution draft after the first version had been approved on Saturday, with a following attack on its members.

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed in a statement Tuesday the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) vote on the constitution draft.

The UNSMIL said it appreciates the CDA’s effort and resolve throughout the process of writing, then deliberating and later voting on the draft.

“This vote is the first milestone on the path towards a referendum of the Libyan people to determine a new constitution.” The UNSMIL’s statement reads.

The Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) in Al-Bayda city approved the Libyan constitution final draft by a majority of votes of 44 members representing the three Libyan regions.

Later on last Sunday, the CDA posted an amended version of the Libyan constitution draft after the first version had been approved on Saturday, with a following attack on its members.

The amended draft contained a paramount change in the president nominee article saying that the nominee for the post must have renounced the dual citizenship two years before being nominated after saying five years on Saturday.

The amendments also included changing the age of the president nominees from a minimum 40 years old to 35 with no criminal records.

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